Sony Delivering 3D-Enabled HDTVs To Market This Summer
We know 3D gaming is coming but it may be available to many sooner than initially expected.
The PlayStation 3 is fully capable of delivering the 3D experience already but we still need the TV to go along with it. Late last year, we heard Sony would be delivering 3D-compatible HD Bravias to stores towards the end of 2010, but it seems we should be seeing them earlier. According to Now Gamer, Sony has revealed that Sony's LX900 3D HDTVs will go on sale this summer; they'll range from 40 to 60 inches and boast full 1080p resolution. Apparently, stereoscopic 3D is all the rage at this year's Consumer Electronics Show and Sony wants to reassert their claim as the only company fully prepared for this technological leap. As CEO Howard Stringer said, "Sony is the only company fully immersed in every link of the 3D value chain." Ah, but the question is, how much will these new 3D-enabled TVs cost? HDTVs have certainly come way down in price over the past decade but they're not exactly cheap even today, so if you wanted a big-ass 60" 1080p 3D HDTV, that might cost you a pretty penny. But won't it be worth it to become absorbed in games as you never have before?
Other TVs will undoubtedly boast this compatibility in the future as well; heck, some already do. Remember, last year's report was that 40 million gamers will have 3D HDTVs in their homes by 2012...which means you'll probably cave eventually!
1/7/2010 10:37:33 AM Ben Dutka